Who can attend KC Girls Prep?
KC Girls Prep is free and open to all 5th and 6th grade students residing within the district boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools. There are no tests or fees to enroll.
As a public charter school, KC Girls Prep cannot selectively admit students based on academic aptitude, race, ethnicity, income level, special education needs, prior school record, or almost any other personal characteristic. The school will admit students until its enrollment threshold is met. In the event there are more applications than seats, the school will use a lottery process to give every applicant an equal chance of admission.
If you have questions about whether or not you reside within the boundaries of the KCPS district, check this map.
Do you provide transportation?
Yes, all students who are eligible to attend our school are eligible to ride the bus.
How much does the school cost?
Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy is free and open to all students who reside within the district boundaries of Kansas City Public Schools.
How does the lottery process work?
In the event that we receive more applications than open seats, KC Girls Prep will hold a lottery in order to enroll new students. The lottery is held after the March 2 open enrollment deadline. In order to be included in the lottery, you must submit a completed enrollment application via SchoolAppKC.org by March 2. KC Girls Prep considers the following priorities in the lottery:
Sibling priority: Families benefit from keeping children together. For this reason, KC Girls Prep offers an admissions sibling priority. To receive sibling priority in the lottery, parents or guardians must submit a completed enrollment application via SchoolAppKC.org by March 2.
Zip code priority: KC Girls Prep offers admissions priority to families residing within KCPS district boundaries that live in the following zip codes: 64106, 64108, 64109, 64120, 64123, 64124, 64125, 64126, 64127,64128, 64129, 64130. You will be required to submit proof of residence in order to verify this preference.
Children of staff: KC Girls Prep offers admissions priority to children of staff members families residing within KCPS district boundaries.
The lottery drawing is used to fill available spaces for enrollment. After the available spaces are filled, the remaining names go onto a waitlist.
How can students enroll at KC Girls Prep?
The parent/guardian of a rising fifth or sixth grader can:
- Click here to enroll online
- Come to the school and enroll online in the front lobby
- Call the school at 816-268-2573 to enroll
Students submitting enrollment forms after priority deadline on March 2nd will be placed on the school’s waiting list and will be offered seats as they become available prior to the start of school.
The school is now accepting enrollments for 5th grade this year (2019-2020) and 5th and 6th grade next year (2020-2021).
What paperwork do I need for enrollment?
Initially, only the basic information on the enrollment form is required. Following the lottery date, families with students randomly selected for enrollment in the school will be provided a list of necessary documentation to establish proof of residency, immunization history, and other required information.
Will the school have a waiting list? How do I get my child on the waiting list?
Students who are not enrolled through the lottery process or who submit enrollment forms outside the initial enrollment period will be placed on the school’s waiting list and will be offered seats as they become available prior to the start of school. Students who enroll prior to the end of the enrollment period will be contacted first on the waiting list, followed by students submitting enrollment forms after the end of the initial enrollment period.
All enrollment forms are discarded prior to the start of the following year’s enrollment period (e.g. forms submitted in 2017 are discarded prior to the start of enrollment in 2018). Students already attending the school do not need to submit additional enrollment forms.
Can I enroll my (2nd grader, 3rd grader, kindergartner, two-year-old) to reserve a spot on the waiting list for the future?
No. Unless otherwise posted by the school, forms will only be accepted for students entering fifth and sixth grades for the upcoming school year. All enrollment forms are discarded prior to the start of the following year’s enrollment period and parents/guardians of children hoping to enroll in the school must submit an enrollment form each year if their student is not already attending the school.